Crystal Palace, Wolves, Others Scramble for ‘Embattled’ Victor Moses

first_imgFemi SolajaOut-of-favour Chelsea wing-back, Victor Moses, may be back to action again following the interest shown by clubs in England and the Far East.Chelsea coach, Maurizo Sarri, has declared Moses surplus to requirement since taking over from Antonio Conte. He has insisted that the Nigerian winger does not suit his game plan at Stamford Bridge. Victor Moses He did not consider Moses worthy in Chelsea’s last night Europa League game against Bate Borisov to further confirm that the former Nigerian international is not wanted anymore at the London club. Chelsea won 1-0.According to reports yesterday, the duo of Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers where former Nigerian goalkeeper Carl Ikeme excelled have shown interest in getting the signature of Moses in the winter transfer in January.Under the former Italian Chelsea coach, Moses excelled as a right wing back in Conte’s 3-5-2 formation.Aside Palace and Wolverhampton, the current Chinese Super League champions, Shanghai SIPG have also joined the race too and should the deal for him to go to the Far East sail through, it will make the Nigerian start a new season with the club.The deal will also unite Moses with his former Chelsea teammate, Brazilian Oscar at the club.He also have former Super Eagles teammates like captain John Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo who will help him to adjust to life in China.Sarri has continued to ignore the player who was an integral part of Conte’s squad that won the FA Cup last season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Under the Radar at Bellator 218: Malin Hermansson

first_imgIlima-Lei Macfarlane is one of the most marketable fighters on the Bellator MMA roster and the reigning flyweight champion is quickly making her way through the competition. So with that in mind, why not use this space to introduce you to someone who could find herself standing across the cage from “The Illiminator” somewhere down the line if everything breaks the right way?Join DAZN and watch Bellator 218 plus more than 100 fight nights a yearWhile just 2-0 in her professional mixed martial arts career, Hermansson is one to keep tabs on as she enters the Bellator MMA cage for the first time this weekend in a preliminary card pairing with Victoria Leonardo.Hermansson has come out on the happy side of split decision verdicts in each of her first two starts, with her last appearance coming last April under the Cage Warriors banner. Prior to making the transition to MMA, however, the Swedish flyweight competed in the boxing ring, racking up more than 50 bouts by her count while medaling at the national level.And at this stage of her development and the development of the Bellator women’s flyweight division, a sound background in a core martial art coupled with a little bit of toughness and strength could be enough to pick up the wins needed in order to secure a title shot.Combing through her social media pages, “The Herminator,” who gets bonus marks for such a terrific nickname, appears to be in tremendous shape and naturally athletic, two additional elements that will potentially aid in her ability to make an expedited climb up the flyweight rankings.Some people may want to take this as a slight, but the female ranks are several years behind where their male counterparts are at the moment. As such, fighters who are athletically sound and skilled in an individual disciple have a great opportunity to succeed. Hermansson appears to fit that description and if that is the case, she could make a quick rise up the rankings.This weekend’s fight with Leonardo will be an outstanding indicator of where she stands, as the Louisiana native is coming off a first-round submission win over Jamie Milanowski at Invicta FC 34 and sports a 4-1 overall record inside the cage. She’s faced some familiar names while competing across three disciplines, having beaten Ariel Beck in a boxing match and lost to Shannon Sinn in a kickboxing bout, along with facing Hailey Cowan, Salina Rowland and Miranda Maverick in MMA bouts, so if Hermansson can cruise into Bellator 218 and hand Leonardo her second loss, it will indicate that she’s already on the cusp of contention and someone who indeed possesses championship upside.Fights like this often go overlooked because the athletes are unknown to everyone but the hardest of hardcore fans, but the reality is that in a shallow division with a dominant champion, a couple solid performances is all it takes for someone like Hermansson (or Leonardo) to put themselves in position to fight for the title or at the very least, face off with one of the more established contenders in the division with a title shot hanging in the balance.Hermansson profiles as someone who could make an immediate impact in the division and although her Bellator MMA debut is stationed on the preliminary portion of this week’s card, you should make a point of checking it out because eight, 10, 12 months down the line, she could emerge as a challenger for the flyweight title. Prior to every event, Under the Radar will cast the spotlight on an up-and-coming talent who shows the potential for growth in their division and isn’t getting enough attention as they head into battle.Name: Malin HermanssonRecord: 2-0 overall; Bellator MMA debutDivision: FlyweightTeam: Akademi Nordlast_img read more

Bombers host Youth Basketball Camp at Hume Elementary

first_imgPhelan is being joined by members of the Bombers High School Senior Boy’s squad.The camp is open to girls and boys from ages 8-12.Cost is $5 per session, which runs until 6:15 p.m.Shorts and indoor running shoes are a must.For more information contact Phelan at 250-777-3318 or email at [email protected] Bombers are defending Kootenay Zone Champions. The L.V. Rogers Bombers have yet to start the upcoming High School Basketball campaign, but already the squad is turning in a winning performance after announcing the club has secured gym time to host a drop-in basketball camp for ages 8-12 beginning Wednesday (October 21) at Hume Elementary.”We want kids to come have some fun, learn some basketball skills and meet the Bombers,” said LVR head coach Jeremy Phelan.The camp is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hume Elementary Gymnasium, running every week until December 16.last_img read more

Why do you have to put the window shades up for landing and takeoff?

first_imgIt’s all about “situational awareness,” or the ability to readily identify threatening situations in an emergency. Passengers must never open an exit if there is a fire outside. Use another one on the opposite side of the aircraft.last_img

Is Your Website Ready For the Coming Tablet Explosion?

first_imgTags:#biz#How To A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts center_img john paul titlow If the vast majority of analysts and pundits are to be believed, 2011 will be the year of the tablet, and the popular adoption of the devices won’t stop there. In a recent report, Forrester predicted that tablet sales could quadruple from 2010 to 2015, leading to a surge in tablet-based e-commerce and chipping away at the amount of Web traffic coming from PC’s.Many site owners are already seeing a huge uptick in users browsing from tablets, and that upward trend will continue. Is your company’s Website ready for these visitors?Test Your Site on a TabletUsing your own site on a tablet computer is the only way to get an accurate idea of what other users experience when they browse your site from such a device. The iPad runs a modified version of Safari, so if your Website works in that browser on desktops, it’s probably fine on the iPad, but there’s no guarantee. Weird issues with the layout may crop up out of nowhere. A JavaScript file could misfire. Don’t own an iPad or another tablet computer yet? Borrow one. Walk down to the Apple Store if you have to. At the very least, check to make sure your site’s design and functionality are intact.If you’re desperate, you could even download Apple’s iOS SDK, which comes with a desktop iPad simulator. There are a few Web-based simulators, but these are not reliable, because they are still using your desktop browser’s engine to render the site.Simplify the LayoutEven if your desktop site’s design renders properly on tablets, that doesn’t mean the battle is won. If simplicity is important in standard Web design, it’s even more critical in designing for the iPad and similar devices. As a rule of thumb, strip out any elements of a page’s layout that are not absolutely essential. Consider dropping that three-column layout for two columns. In many cases, cleaning up your site’s design for the benefit of tablet browsers will have the added advantage of making the desktop browsing experience better. Keep in mind some of the unique features of the tablet form factor. Users swipe and touch rather than scrolling and clicking. They can turn the device on its side and the browser will flip accordingly. You can use CSS media query declarations to adapt your site’s design depending on the device’s orientation. You could develop a different design entirely for tablet users or simply make your site’s user experience one that meets desktops and tablets halfway.Ditch the FlashThis one almost goes without saying, but if you haven’t rethought that Flash-based navigation menu or site introduction, now is the time to scrap it. Apple has made clear its stance on Flash, which will probably never be support by iOS. While Android does support Flash, so far the experience of trying to load Flash content on Android devices has not been impressive.No matter where you stand on the mobile Flash debate, it’s hard to deny that more open standards like HTML5 and JavaScript can accomplish most of what Flash does. And while the Flash experience on Android may improve over time, Apple’s iPad is overwhelmingly dominant in this space for the time being, so we have to play by their rules, to some extent. Check Your Form FieldsOne aspect of a desktop site that’s worth keeping a close eye on is its Web forms. Whether they’re used for a simple contact form, newsletter sign-up or an e-commerce shopping cart, forms are an important part of the user experience, especially for business sites. Broken or poorly formatted form fields can lead to frustration for users, who will abandon that sign-up form or shopping cart without a second thought. To see what the experience is like, try filling out the forms on your site from at least one tablet, preferably an iPad since that’s what most people are using at this point. Do the fields render clearly? Is the process tedious? If there any form fields that are not absolutely necessary, get rid of them. For formatting issues, use CSS to tweak the appearance of form fields. If it becomes necessary, you may want to consider looking at a third party form builder like Wufoo, which also makes customizing the design of Web forms a breeze. Make the User Interface App-LikeOne of the icons I tap most frequently on my iPad’s home screen is not for a native application at all, but rather the mobile Web version of Gmail, which looks and feels a lot like an iOS app. Google has done an especially good job of adapting their existing Web services to the mobile and tablet form factors, and they do so using HTML5 and JavaScript. If your technical resources and budget allow for it, consider building a tablet-specific version of your site that utilizes some of the more app-like interface elements like subtle animations and a navigation that responds to finger-swiping. This kind of Web app can be the most enjoyable to use, and your users will appreciate it. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

As Petition Grows Extra Security Has Been Added Near

BALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly 50,000 people have signed an online petition asking for the removal of a statute of retired Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis after he joined other NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.The petition on change.org says the anthem honors the United States and its veterans. It reads: “To kneel during it is disrespectful, regardless of what you are protesting.”A Maryland Stadium Authority spokeswoman told The Baltimore Sun extra security has been added to M&T Bank Stadium, including the plaza where Lewis’ statue is located.Many other players also knelt Sunday in response to President Donald Trump’s call for owners to fire players who refuse to stand during the anthem.Lewis said on “Inside the NFL” that he prayed while he knelt to “simply honor God in the midst of chaos.” read more